Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.

No Fear, No Hesitation, No Surprise, No Doubt

Fixation is the way to death. Fluidity is the way to life.

In time, all things work to your advantage when you pursue them with an open heart.

Do not think dishonestly... Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters. Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything. Perceive those things which cannot be seen. Pay attention even to trifles. Do nothing which is of no use.

A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.

 image quote by Japanese Proverbs

Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.

Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.

A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can't stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement... Polka-dots are a way to infinity.

Whatever your determination or will power, it is foolish to try to change the nature of things. Things work the way they do because that is the way of things

True warriors are fierce because their training is fierce.

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

I fight pain, anxiety, and fear every day, and the only method I have found that relieves my illness is to keep creating art. I followed the thread of art and somehow discovered a path that would allow me to live.

 image quote by Miyamoto Musashi

There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is whithin. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.

The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.

Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. Take off your clothes. Forget yourself. Make love. Self-destruction is the only way to peace.

What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world.

We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things.

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.

It's important to create what you desire to, not what people expect you to.

 image quote by Miyamoto Musashi

There is nothing outside of yourself. That can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.

In battle, if you you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.

A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.

The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.

Polka dots can't stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environments.

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.

 image quote by Japanese Proverbs

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.

One kind word can warm three winter months.

The nail that stands out will be hammered down.

Life and death are of supreme importance.

Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.

 image quote by Japanese Proverbs

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

But do not ask me where I am going, As I travel in this limitless world, Where every step I take is my home.

Children learn to smile from their parents.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.

 image quote by Ryunosuke Satoro

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

Fix the problem, not the blame.

If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.

I have a million things to talk to you about.

All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.

Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it.

There is a simple way to become buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome actions, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a buddha. Do not seek anything else.

Instead of being afraid of the challenge and failure, be afraid of avoiding the challenge and doing nothing

 image quote by Morihei Ueshiba

Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win.

One thousand days to learn; ten thousand days to refine.

Step by step walk the thousand-mile road.

All men are brothers, like the seas throughout the world;

So why do winds and waves clash so fiercely everywhere?

My art originates from hallucinations only I can see.

I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings. All my works in pastels are the products of obsessional neurosis and are therefore inextricably connected to my disease. I create pieces even when I don’t see hallucinations, though.

Leave your front door and your back door open.

Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don't serve them tea.

I probably still haven’t completely adapted to the world.

I don’t know, I feel like this isn’t the real world. The people, the scene: they just don’t seem real to me.

 image quote by Hayao Miyazaki

Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation.